Tuesday, April 7, 2009
TWD: Not the Usual Banana Cream Pie
In this house, two things happen to bananas. They either get eaten right away or they rot. I feel bad when they rot, but sometimes were just not in a banana mood.
Then along came Dorie's variation on a banana cream pie. It has a lovely spiced brown sugar filling and a delicious sour cream/whipped cream topping. My daughter gave it two thumbs up. Definitely a winner.
Now there should be no reason for any bananas to over-ripen anymore.
I chose to make tarts this time, sort of like BCP on demand. It means you don't have to consume the whole pie at once since bananas are so perishable.
The cream filling and bananas are layered inside the tart/pie shell, then the topping is mounded on top. I probably skimped a bit on the first tarts, as I didn't want to prematurely run out of topping.
Round two tarts were overflowing. That's how it goes sometimes.
This dessert didn't last very long, a testament to its deliciousness. Even the mixing bowls were licked clean. By humans, not the dog. We come from a long line of private plate lickers. It's a shame to waste even a speck of something so tasty.
Thanks to Amy of Sing for your Supper for choosing such a luscious dessert.
Feel free to drop by the TWD blogroll and see if the other bakers agreed.